Catering (HC3S)


Whilst your child is with us at Cove School it’s important that they are ‘fuelled and ready’ for the learning prospects presented to them. The best way to ensure this happens is to eat a nutritional lunch each and every day, whether it be from the school canteen or a packed lunch! At Cove we use the Hampshire HC3S catering service, they cater across 550 local sites, creating great value nutritional meals every day! Breakfast and lunch are available!

We use a pre-pay cashless system which uses a biometric (thumb recognition) procedure instead of cards.  The staff do not accept cash.

You can pay for your child's lunch online by registering with ScoPay. We recommend this method as it saves students carrying cash around school. With ScoPay you are able to see what they are eating and how much they are spending. Each child will receive a letter with an activation code when they start in Year 7.

For SCOPAY Login Click Here!

Students are also able to add money to their account using the machine in the foyer near the kitchen. The machine will accept anything between 5p and £20, students will only need their thumbprint to add the funds.

Cheques must be made payable to “ HC3S”, with name of the student written clearly on the back and posted in the letterbox by the kitchen. For top-ups to be processed same day they need to be submitted before break time!

Breakfast  To start the day right! 
Lunch More substantial to get you through the rest of the school day!

Our menu is updated twice yearly, and we offer promotions and theme days monthly to tie in with local and national events. Check the dining hall regulary for information on specials coming soon, and the weeks current menu.

What 'HS3S' Say?

We have made a commitment to provide really good food at affordable prices. With a full range of products on offer from a full two course lunch, to freshly prepared Deli items to healthy snacks that can be eaten on the go, we are the first choice for school catering in Hampshire.

We expect high standards of customer service from our 1500 employees, who ensure that the 50,000 meals per day, at our 550 sites, are of the highest quality, made fresh from locally sourced ingredients.

Nutritional Standards

Our menus comply with the Government's final food based and nutritional standards. Information including ingredients and nutritional content is available to students, staff and parents upon request. We ensure that all our suppliers premises, their delivery vehicles as well as the products they provide, are subjected to rigorous inspections on a regular basis. All suppliers provide a specification for each food product supplied, detailing the ingredients and nutritional elements.

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